ADDED 05/04/2019

A Far-Right Party Turned This Lil’ Gay Ghost Into An LGBT Icon

FROM 05/03/2019 | BuzzFeed

BY Lauren Strapagiel

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He’s here, he’s queer, he’s a friendly ghost.

While trying to speak out against LGBT activism, a far-right political party in Spain accidentally made a star out of a little rainbow ghost.

It all started with this tweet from Vox, a party known for opposing immigration, abortion, same-sex marriage, and Islam, among other things.

VOX 🇪🇸

@vox_es

⚔🇪🇸 ¡Qué comience la batalla!

15.3K people are talking about this

In the tweet, Vox’s logo was placed over Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings as he faces off against an army. Except, instead of orcs and whatnot, he’s facing images symbolizing feminism, Marxism, anti-fascists, and other typically lefty ideologies.

Aside from just being generally ripe for mockery, the tweet also, for some reason, chose to represent LGBT issues with an adorable, smiling rainbow ghost.

In the grand tradition of LGBT folks finding unlikely queer icons (see: Babadook), the gay ghost has been dubbed Gaysper and is now a social media star.

Gaysper has now been animated.

Alicia@aliciacuber

i love this #gaysper

284 people are talking about this

Gaysper has been immortalized by Netflix Spain.

Netflix España

@NetflixES

Uy, se nos había escapado este fantasma de Hill House. Cero miedo.

Gaysper has a Twitter account with 5,700 followers.

gaysper@Gaysper_es

Gracias @vox_es por crearme 🏳️‍🌈👻 Soy la nueva mascota del colectivo LGTB y he venido para quedarme 🦄✨💪🏻🌸

VOX 🇪🇸

@vox_es

⚔🇪🇸 ¡Qué comience la batalla! #PorEspaña

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Gaysper has a host of friends from across the LGBTQ+ community.

⚝ mowen ⚝@LayfriKunikida

🏳️‍🌈🌈✨
If they scare you, you become gay ✨

Lebsper! Transper!

Gaysper has comics.

Gaysper has been crocheted.

Gaysper has a box office hit, starring alongside Bradley Cooper.

GutierrezSaura@GutierrezSaura

There can be a 100 people in the room… An icon is born.

There’s nothing not to love about Gaysper.

There’s no situation Gaysper can’t make better and gayer.

Kaijulex@kaijulex

Anyone else played the new level on Mario Kart N64? It’s pretty fun.

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If you want your own Gaysper, Spanish newspaper El País traced Gaysper’s original design back to a Redbubble store run by a user named Baiiley.

At his shop, you can buy items like mugs and stickers with Gaysper and his friends on them.

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